For the 1971 Model year, Jaguar treated the E-Type to a comprehensive overhaul. Thanks largely in part to ever-tightening American safety and emissions laws, the original E-type was being constantly tweaked to accommodate the rapidly changing regulations. Jaguar grew tired of half-baked fixes and determined that a fully revised model was in order. In late 1970 Jaguar unveiled the engine that would power this revitalized E-type – an all-new, all-alloy 5.3 liter V12 engine with four carburetors and single overhead cams. The new engine promised performance that would live up to the E-Type’s reputation, along with superior smoothness and refinement. The body was also massively altered. The new “Series III” was longer, lower and wider than the outgoing Series II. The styling fully integrated the new requirements for open headlamps and bumper height, and the flared fenders and egg-crate grill freshened up the looks for the new decade. Inside, driver and passenger were met with a roomier cockpit that still maintained the E-Type spirit, but with a more relaxed, Grand Touring feel. Highly boosted power steering added to the relaxed nature, but the E-Type was still a genuine performance mach
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